Monday, 4 February 2013

An Apology... and Upcoming Stuff

First of all, let me apologize to everyone who comes to this page to read my blogs. I haven't been writing much these past couple of months. That, I hope, is about to change.

I have been trying to set up a blog page on my actual website, to streamline everything, and have met a few roadblocks. I'm still trying, however, and should have it up and running shortly. Otherwise, I have been crazy busy.

Upcoming things/events are these:

Join me tomorrow morning, Tuesday February 5th, from 10:30 to 10:45 AM when I will be a guest speaker on 1330 WFIN Radio in Findlay, Ohio (a suburb of Toledo), with host Doug Jenkins. I'll be talking about how our lovely winter weather affects fibromyalgia and chronic pain in general. So sit by a warm fire and listen in. Online, the show is at

Join me next Sunday from 3 to 5 PM, when I will be interviewed by radio show host Sue Vogan on her show In Short Order. You can hear the interview at I've done this show before and Sue is both a wonderful host and a tremendous advocate for those who suffer with chronic disease.  The show should be a lot of fun, as well as very informative.

Other news:  I am in the process of editing my second book about fibromyalgia. The tentative title (drum-roll please) is... 7 Secrets to Getting/Giving Better Care for Fibromyalgia: Steps to an Effective Patient-Centered Approach. This book is based upon about 20 years of personal experience treating and researching fibromyalgia. And guess what... it'll be a fun, easy read because I made it so. I've even injected lots of humour (Laughter IS, after all, the best medicine). Expect this book to come out as an eBook at within the next month or so (I'll keep you posted).

Also, I just had the extreme pleasure of meeting Thomas Hennessy Jr.  Who, you ask, is Thomas Hennessy Jr.? He, my fine feathered friends, is the founder of the Annual Fibromyalgia Awareness Day that occurs every May 12th. The man is a hot hire, let me tell you. Who he doesn't know would be a very short list. Check out his FaceBook page at

And one of the hundreds of songs I've written is apparently currently being reviewed by members of the Canadian Olympic Curling Team  for official use in promotion. That's kind of cool.

Finally, I WILL be writing another news-related blog real soon. Did you know that now, 55% of Rheumatologists believe fibromyalgia is mostly psychosomatic? And 71% feel that Rheumatologists should no longer see fibro patients. That will be the main topic of my next blog, which I hope to post later this week.

Again, I apologize for writing so infrequently lately. I hope to have a few more blogs posted in the next few weeks.